Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence

/Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence
Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence 2017-10-26T14:10:02+00:00


Are you:

The person in your family who helps others access care and services?

Someone who cares about the health of your community and the people in it?

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a trusted member of the community, and a valuable member of a healthcare or social services team. Also known as outreach workers or navigators, CHWs provide education and care coordination. They help improve access to services and ensure services are culturally appropriate. CHWs help others take action to improve their health and the health of their communities.

Get your credential in under one year

You can complete a Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence in only two semesters. The certificate requires 15 credits, and tuition waivers are currently available for spring courses (prerequisites apply).

Convenient scheduling

All classes are held in the evenings, and distance learning options are available for Hana, Lahaina, Lana’i, and Moloka’i students.  We are an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Nationally and locally recognized core competencies

Five courses, including a hands-on internship, will prepare you to work in community health and social service settings. You’ll gain the core skills needed to connect with people, serve as a bridge between your community and the healthcare system, and help promote healthy communities.

Get ready for Spring!  Registration starts November 6th.

Schedule of classes:

  • CHW 135: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention: Tuesdays 6-9 pm
  • HSER 248: Case Management – Mondays 6-9 pm -OR- Thursdays 6-9 pm
  • HSER 194/294: Work Practicum – Mondays 4-5:30 pm -OR- Thursdays 4-5:30 pm
Interested in sponsoring a practicum student (intern)?

CHW students need to face real-world challenges and interact with diverse populations. These experiences are critical to each student’s education.  Practicum students join your organization for 200 hours over one semester, and require a minimum of one hour of supervision per week.

The UHMC CHW certificate program received 5% of a total grant of $9,999,870 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration.